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Sharpening skills

June 18, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Haley Johnson attacks a dribbling drill this past week at the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at the Aledo High School gym.

The camp, ran by TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie, offers sessions and individual instruction in the fundamentals of basketball.

Mittie and several TCU Lady Frogs players are instructors at the camp, which runs through June. Applications are still being accepted for group sessions or individual, private instruction.

For more information call Jodi Christian at 817-257-7693 or email j.christian@tcu.edu.

Texas Football Magazine predicts Bearcats will repeat state championship

June 17, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, which hit newsstands this week, predicts the Aledo Bearcats will repeat as state champions and win the 2010 Class 4A, Division II state title.

The magazine lists the Bearcats No. 2 overall in its Class 4A Top 25 pre-season poll. Texas Football ranks three-time defending Class 4A Division I state champion Lake Travis as its top team in the pre-season poll.

In a battle between both defending Class 4A state champions, the Bearcats will travel to Lake Travis for a non-district game on Sept. 10. The Cavaliers are currently enjoying a 46-game winning streak that includes the three state titles.

Cowboys Stadium will host Class 4A state championship games in December

June 16, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Cowboys Stadium will play host to six UIL state championship football games in December, including the Class 4A, Division II state title game. The Aledo Bearcats defeated Brenham, 35-21, last year in the 4A, Division II state championship game.Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Cowboys Stadium will play host to six UIL state championship football games in December, including the Class 4A, Division II state title game. The Aledo Bearcats defeated Brenham, 35-21, last year in the 4A, Division II state championship game.

Dallas Cowboys venue in Arlington also to play host to Class 5A, 3A state title contests

The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday that Cowboys Stadium will play host to six high school state championship games in contests that will be played over two weekends in December, including the Class 4A Division II (small schools) state championship game.

Learning from the best

June 15, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Jessica Martin (left) receives instruction from TCU head women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie and Lady Frogs forward Emily Carter during the Jeff Mittie Basketball Academy at Aledo High School.

Getting her kicks

June 14, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Jayce Newman blasts a corner kick Monday morning (June 14) during the Aledo Ladycats/Bearcats Soccer Camp at the Aledo High School practice fields. Soccer camp will run through Thursday, June 17.

Click on the photo for our gallery of sports camp photos!

Perfect form

June 8, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Zane Willems displays correct form during fielding drills at the Aledo Bearcat Baseball Camp. The camp runs through Thursday at Bearcat Field.

Swinging away

June 7, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

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Fourteen-year-old Kori Kizer takes a big cut off a toss from Brock head coach Sara Williamson Monday morning during the Ladycats Softball Camp at the Ladycats softball field. The camp ends on Thursday.

Bearcats Orange and White Game

May 28, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo running back Brian Cox (12) eludes the potential tackle of linebacker Parker Bradham (45) Friday evening during the Bearcats annual Orange and White Game at Bearcat Stadium.Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo running back Brian Cox (12) eludes the potential tackle of linebacker Parker Bradham (45) Friday evening during the Bearcats annual Orange and White Game at Bearcat Stadium.

CFL's Toronto Argonauts announce signing of former Bearcat Ryan Christian

May 27, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

The Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League announced today (Thursday, May 27) the signing of four wide receivers, including former Aledo Bearcats and TCU Horned Frogs receiver Ryan Christian.

Below is the press release from Toronto's Web site (www.argonauts.ca).

The Toronto Argonauts Football Club is pleased to announce that it has signed the following import receivers:

WR Ryan Christian (Texas Christian)
WR/KR Jerome Hewitt (Southeastern Oklahoma State)
WR Charles Owens (Eastern Illinois)
WR Derek Stanley (Wisconsin-Whitewater)

First recruited to play at TCU as a running back, Ryan Christian converted to receiver as a junior then moved there fulltime as a senior in 2009.

In his final year, he finished fourth on the team with 24 catches.

Loftis wins second straight District 6-4A Pitcher of the Year award

May 23, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Eight other Bearcats earn all-district honors

Aledo senior pitcher Calvin Loftis earned a top All-District 6-4A honor and eight other Bearcats were recognized on the district's first or second team in a vote of 6-4A coaches.

Loftis was selected Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year, while classmate Austin Vassberg was voted to the first team at pitcher.

Other Bearcats on the first team include senior outfielder Nils Smith, junior infielder Zach Scott and junior catcher Lawton Rinker.

Earning second-team honors from Aledo were senior pitcher Ryan Talley, sophomore shortstop Matthew Bishop and junior outfielders Rylan Riney and Sean O'Donnell.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Crowley at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Everman;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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